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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Warfield Theater on 1999-04-17

Topics Live concert

Set 1: Dark Star > It's Up To You > Days Between > Dark Star > My Favorite Things, Mississippi 1/2 Step, Bird Song

Set 2: Terrapin Station > Down With Disease > Dark Star > Friend of the Devil, Casey Jones, Morning Dew, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad > And We Bid You Goodnight

Encore: Box Of Rain

Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Date April 17, 1999
Venue Warfield Theater
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Patched Soundboard (Schoeps FOB MK4)
Taped by
Transferred by


Patched soundboard by by Syd Schwartz ("e-jade" source) using the FOB/DFC:ortf bar; Schoeps mk4 (clamped to drinkrail) aud source taped by R. Clay

Source info, discs 1 & 2: SBD->DAT->CD (via standalone burner)->EAC (tested for accuracy 4 times on 3 seperate computers)->SHN

Source info, disc 3: Track 1 (Phil's organ donor rap) patched from FOB/DFC:ortf bar; Schoeps mk4> kc5-actives> cmc6> ad1000 (clamped to drinkrail), taper R. Clay; CD mastering McCloskey, SonyR500> AES/EBU monster cable> ZA2> SoundForge/CDArchitect> Plextor8x20->EAC->CD->EAC (tested for accuracy 4 times on 3 seperate computers)->SHN. Track 2 (Box of Rain) begins from DSBD source as on discs 1 & 2, but is then patched with same FOB DAUD beginning at 3:13 through the end of the show as this was missing from the DSBD. Tracks 3-7 are all SBD->DAT->CD (via standalone burner)->EAC (tested for accuracy 4 times on 3 seperate computers)->SHN.

Trey Anastasio (Phish): Guitars, Vocals
Page McConnell (Phish): Grand Piano & organ, Vocals
John Molo (Other Ones): Drums
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead, Other Ones): Lead Bass, Vocals
Steve Kimock (Zero, SK&F, KVHW, Other Ones): Guitars

Special Guest: Donna Jean Godchaux: vocals


Reviewer: Zaorish - - March 10, 2010
Subject: Absolutely beautiful - Best recording right here
This show is Phil & Phish at the top of their game. It's absolutely beautiful. It's music to take with you as you move towards eternity. What a supergroup...what a show.

If you think of PLF as a Grateful Dead cover band, then yes, I agree with you that about 90% of the time it is, and it's much better to just listen to actual Dead concerts from 1972 or 1977.

But this concert stands on its own two legs as a wonderful work of music and art. The different songs and jams meld into one complete and fully soul-satisfying river of song. This concert is a wonderful experience.

Find the best-sounding copy of this, to your own ears, and keep it close. Five stars.
Reviewer: banksmc311 - - January 16, 2008
Subject: In Fact, Turn Donna up!!
I can't hear her nearly at all on Mississippi 1/2 Step. But when I do, its goooood
Reviewer: DontFwithFLO - - October 21, 2007
Subject: RE: Where are the Last Tracks From ?
Filler: Phil & Friends 8/8/98 DSBD partial 2nd set
3. Milestones-> 10:27
4. The Other One 07:45
5. China Cat Sunflower->09:24
6. I Know You Rider 10:50
7. Like a Rolling Stone 10:56

Total time: 62:12

got this from the text file
Reviewer: serenity34957 - - June 3, 2006
Subject: Where are the Last Tracks From ?
Where are the tracks 3-9 from ? What band and dates ? Ratdog ? Other Ones ?
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - February 8, 2006
Subject: This might be the pick of the litter...
I said the 16th was one of the best on this whole site when I heard it yeterday but this is equally or a touch better... Speechless at how well this is played.

Milestones was such a brilliant addition to the song lineup. This is one of the best shows I have heard Phil play anywhere. They just crush it here.... Listen to the horns in the end...

Bob sounds really wierd in the first part of China Cat and I like Phil singing Jer's lines and then the whole ensemble in harmony is hot.
Reviewer: vadead - - June 10, 2005
Subject: Sweet!!
Great run all around, audio, tunes the works. Download the whole run!!! Just listened to this show again this morning, the Terrapin gives me chills!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Alpine7784 - - April 28, 2005
Subject: The Essence of Be-bop
I agree wholeheartedly with jeffsetz; this show IS better than EVERY Dead show I saw in the post-Brent era. The jazzy comp'ing done by all is the essence of musical fluidity, and their reading of My Favorite Things would make Coltrane proud. Set 1 will remain one of my favorites for a long, long time. Outstanding performance.

Sean K.
Reviewer: macjacob - - April 23, 2005
Subject: Great Shows, All Star Cast
All three shows, April 15,16, and 17 are great, But this one, the 17th, is my favorite.

Keyboard work on friend of the devil is incredible, other great songs from this night are:
its up to you, days between, and favorite things. I found this group of recordings when the Grateful Dead Hour played My Favorite Things from this set. I just had to go right out and find the rest of the show.

Featuring an all star cast of Phil, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Page McConnel (Phish), John Molo, and Steve Kimock.

These shows belong in your collection. There are lot's of other good '99 Phil and Friends shows.
Reviewer: direwolf2003 - - April 16, 2005
Subject: awesome
definitely the best three night run P&F have done - phenomenal instrumental interplay - awesome sound. Download all three - everyone is just playin in high gear!!!!
Reviewer: livecactus - - April 16, 2005
Subject: filler???
This show ends with Box of Rain. I don't know what the other songs are from. The show is phenominal though. Crystal clear quality. If you're not downloading Phil show you should be. Any lineup he has put together has kicked ass.
Reviewer: jeffsetz - - February 1, 2005
Subject: Monster show!
This may be the best P & F show of all time. It's smokes from start to finish and the quality of this recording is superb. This is one of those shows you'll pull off the shelf often. At the risk of getting flamed, I would say this blows away just about any '90s era Dead show.
Reviewer: Omniverse - - February 1, 2005
Subject: fantastic phil and friends show
My favorite of the three night run with Trey and Page. If you like jazzy improvisation, look no further than set one.

I stood in line at the local ticket outlet all night for these shows, third person up, and the pimply kid at the register messed up the computer. By the time he fixed it (three minutes?), they were all sold out. I missed something special, thank god I can relive it through this recording.
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Phil Lesh and Friends
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Phil Lesh and Friends
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Phil Lesh and Friends
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Phil Lesh and Friends
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Phil Lesh and Friends
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